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Eighteen Concerns of the International League for People’s Struggle
January 5, 2006 – 3:20 am EST | 11 Comments
Eighteen Concerns of the International League for People’s Struggle

EIGHTEEN CONCERNS OF THE ILPS 1. The cause of national liberation, democracy and social liberation against imperialism and all reaction; 2. Socio-economic development for oppressed and exploited countries and nations and social equity for all working people; 3. Human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields against state violence, national oppression, class […]

I’m Not Proposing Marriage Here!
January 4, 2006 – 8:06 am EST | 7 Comments
I’m Not Proposing Marriage Here!

Funny how some incidents always stay with you. I’m a believer in libertarians, classic liberals and enlightened conservatives working together to advance the cause of freedom and defeat our common socialist enemy. Years ago I heard a talk by US conservative, Allan Stang, on getting groups to co-operate. He gave this example of how to […]

Partial Solution to Abortion Dilemma
January 4, 2006 – 1:16 am EST | 10 Comments
Partial Solution to Abortion Dilemma

It amazes me that anyone is surprised by a study by the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, claiming that women who have had abortions have higher risk of mental problems in later years. The long term study of 500 women, claims that women who have had abortions have significantly higher rates of depression, […]

Boycott Bolshevik "Body Shop"
January 4, 2006 – 12:42 am EST | 9 Comments
Boycott Bolshevik "Body Shop"

According to NZPA, “Body Shop” is getting in behind behind Green MP Sue Bradford’s campaign to remove the legal defence of “reasonable force” for parents punishing their children. “Ms Bradford has a member’s bill in Parliament to repeal the law involved – section 59 of the Crimes Act, on which public submissions have been called. […]

Maoists Winning in Nepal?
January 4, 2006 – 12:07 am EST | 2 Comments
Maoists Winning in Nepal?

After the NZ Human Rights Commission, one of modern Maoism’s biggest strongholds is the kingdom of Nepal. Since 1996, the Communist party of Nepal (Maoist) have been fighting a protracted guerilla war against government forces. Without outside intervention, there is a good chance the Maoists will seize power. As Nepal is a buffer state between […]

A Moscow Shithouse and the "Workers Friend"
January 3, 2006 – 2:42 am EST | 5 Comments
A Moscow Shithouse and the "Workers Friend"

Over the years I’ve interviewed, or corresponded with several former members of the Communist Party, Socialist Unity Party and the Socialist Action League. (Always keen to do more by the way, just email me. Workers Communist League, Radical Society etc also welcome). I’ve picked up some interesting anecdotes. Here’s one from the mid ’80s. A […]

No Sects Please, We’re Libertarians
January 2, 2006 – 9:16 pm EST | 8 Comments
No Sects Please, We’re Libertarians

A recent comment posted on David Farrar’s Kiwiblog on “yours truly”. “Loudon is a rather strange character at times. Sometimes reasonable sometimes rabid. He says he’ll work with anyone moving in a more liberal direction then links to the Locke (the three of us are a) Foundation which contradicts that. He links selectively. Certainly on […]

Great News! Support for United Nations is Waning
January 2, 2006 – 1:39 am EST | 2 Comments
Great News! Support for United Nations is Waning

The latest four yearly poll conducted jointly by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pew Research Centre, has found American public support for the United Nations has dropped dramatically. “Public views of the UN have become much more negative over the last four years. Only about half (48%) now express a positive opinion of […]

"Terminator" Takes a Risk
January 2, 2006 – 12:40 am EST | 2 Comments
"Terminator" Takes a Risk

California Governor, Arnold Scwharzenegger has risked losing conservative Republican support by appointing a leading Democrat activist as his chief of staff. The woman in question is 45 year old Susan Kennedy. Kennedy was once director of the California Abortion Rights Action League. She was later communications director for leftist California Democratic Senator, Diane Feinstein. Kennedy […]

What is "Political Correctness"?
January 1, 2006 – 9:46 pm EST | 4 Comments
What is "Political Correctness"?

I listened to a “debate” on Radio NZ this morning on “political correctness”. It was a typical, “balanced”, RNZ debate. Gay Keating of the Public Health Association and Paul Morris of Victoria University defending PC and Christchurch City Councillor, Barry Corbett, “against” it. Corbett was so light weight, he made Calista Flockhart look like a […]

Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 3 (Final)
December 31, 2005 – 10:07 pm EST | 3 Comments
Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 3 (Final)

1981 was the Workers Communist League’s “finest hour”. The new organisation threw itself headlong into the campaign to prevent, halt or disrupt the tour by South African rugby team, the Springboks. The WCL and its allies were already the dominant force in Anti Apartheid umbrella group, HART. They also played important roles in local anti […]

Communist "Folkies" Bollocked Bob Dylan
December 30, 2005 – 9:59 pm EST | 5 Comments
Communist "Folkies" Bollocked Bob Dylan

Heard on Kim Hill this morning, a story about a communist conspiracy with a difference. Apparently when Bob Dylan toured the UK in 1966, he was heckled, booed and attempts were made to disrupt his shows all over the country. It seems the British Communist Party ran a large number of folk music clubs. Workers […]

Rodney on the Treaty of Waitangi
December 30, 2005 – 3:06 am EST | 3 Comments
Rodney on the Treaty of Waitangi

Rodney Hide has three great posts on the principles of the “Treaty of Waitangi”. He simplifies beautifully was has become a very confused and contentious subject. Check it out here

S.A.P. Number 1, John Freeman-Moir
December 30, 2005 – 2:22 am EST | 10 Comments
S.A.P. Number 1, John Freeman-Moir

My first Socialist Academic Profile is John Freeman-Moir, Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the University of Canterbury, Education Department. John Freeman-Moir has an MA from Canterbury and further education from Harvard. As far back as 1977, Freeman-Moir was a member of the Canterbury branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. From 1985 to 1989 he […]

Socialist Academic Profiles
December 29, 2005 – 10:22 pm EST | 7 Comments
Socialist Academic Profiles

The two main socialist nurseries in this country are the trade unions and the universties/teacher training colleges. Academic socialists, from the pale pink to the rabid red, are in a great position to influence, even indoctrinate, students with their ideas. These academics live off the taxpayer, are often protected by tenure and are virtually impossible […]

Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 2
December 29, 2005 – 7:40 am EST | 6 Comments
Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 2

In 1963 the NZ Communist Party allied with China, while in 1966 a group of pro-Soviet communists, set up the rival Socialist Unity Party. Rona Bailey stuck with the pro-Chinese faction, but did take out a subscription to the SUP’s “Tribune” newspaper in 1966. Bailey hosted Chinese propagandist and paedophile, Rewi Alley in her Wellington […]

Marxist MP Backs Sex Offender’s "Right" to Privacy
December 29, 2005 – 12:45 am EST | 8 Comments
Marxist MP Backs Sex Offender’s "Right" to Privacy

Marxist MP, Keith Locke has come out strongly against National MP Simon Power’s call for communities to be warned when sex offenders are paroled in their area. According to this morning’s Christchurch Press, Comrade Locke claimed that making the addresses of offenders public would open the way for more “disgraceful vigilante action” of the type […]

Mike and Gman Hit the Spot
December 28, 2005 – 1:40 am EST | 6 Comments
Mike and Gman Hit the Spot

Discovered two excellent posts today while surfing my blogroll. Mike Heine has an excellent piece “liberalism and the Labour Market” on the stupidity of minimum wage laws and union attempts to manipulate the labour market. “Unions and politicians over-complicate the labour market, and they do so at workers’ peril. Of course if the Unions didn’t […]

What’s Stephen Franks Doing These Days?
December 28, 2005 – 1:17 am EST | 9 Comments
What’s Stephen Franks Doing These Days?

What has former ACT MP and Justice spokesman, Stephen Franks, been up to lately? After a period of “spraying gorse, hunting, skiing with friends, and ‘playing’ on my bulldozer”, Stephen has returned to the law with his old firm, Chapman Tripp. However a “non-exclusive consultancy lets me pursue some enthusiasms that Chapman Tripp might not […]

Simon Power Gets it Right on Sex Offenders
December 28, 2005 – 12:31 am EST | 5 Comments
Simon Power Gets it Right on Sex Offenders

Congratulations to National Party Law and order spokesman, Simon Power for standing up for citizens rights. Mr Power was responding to the Corrections Department admitting there 292 paroled sex offenders in the country, but refusing to identify them or reveal their whereabouts. In today’s Press, Simon Power said the Department’s attitude was “outrageous and asking […]

Perigo Back on Air
December 27, 2005 – 6:38 am EST | No Comment
Perigo Back on Air

I hear that libertarian “curmudgeon”, Lindsay Perigo is back on “Radio Live” for a short time. Apparently he is filling the 10am-2pm slot while Michael Laws is filming “So You Wanna be a Rockstar?, Series 9” Give Lindsay lots of calls and maybe “Radio Live” will see sense and put him back on permanently.

"Naming and Shaming"
December 27, 2005 – 4:00 am EST | 6 Comments
"Naming and Shaming"

A Christian friend, is fond of the phrase “name and shame”. It means holding people personally and publicly to account for their sins, crimes or bad behaviour in the hope they will change their ways. The key point is that change is the desired outcome. Punishment is secondary. Currently in NZ it is pretty hard […]

Perverts and Paedophiles are Public’s Problem
December 26, 2005 – 9:23 pm EST | 4 Comments
Perverts and Paedophiles are Public’s Problem

According to this morning’s “Press” there are 55 sex offenders on parole in the South Island and nearly 300 nationwide. There are 31 in my home town of Christchurch. In response to an official information request from the “Press” for the number and location of paroled offenders, the Department of Corrections would only supply a […]

Property Rights Essential for Prosperity
December 26, 2005 – 9:07 pm EST | 3 Comments
Property Rights Essential for Prosperity

Rodney Hide has an excellent post, taking to task those who wish to force Telecom to give up the exclusive rights to their copper wire network. According to pundits the way to speed up your internet connection is to “unbundle the local loop”. That means forcing Telecom to allow competitors to use the copper wire […]

Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 1
December 25, 2005 – 10:39 pm EST | 3 Comments
Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 1

Two prominent former members of the Communist Party of NZ’s, rebellious Wellington branch have died recently. Rona Bailey died in September, Tama Te Kapua (Tom) Poata in November, 2005. Both played a big role in the movements of their day and both are worth study by those who wish to understand NZ today. This is […]

The "Young Ones"
December 23, 2005 – 3:47 am EST | 4 Comments
The "Young Ones"

A huge highlight for me this year was working with ACT’s, ACT on Campus candidates. I first met David Seymour, Mike Collins and Liz Barkla at the “World Freedom Summit” in Rotorua in July ’04. I met Andrew Falloon, Tetauru Emile, Scott Clune and PJ White a little later as they became more active in […]

A Big "Ups" for Heather Roy
December 23, 2005 – 3:19 am EST | 6 Comments
A Big "Ups" for Heather Roy

I first met Heather Roy at Canterbury University Clubs Day in 2003. To be honest when I first met her I thought she was one of the students. Heather was the “buddy MP” for our region and helped me in my roles, first as chairman of ACT Christchurch Central and later as board member for […]

Rodney is Metro’s Auckland MP of the Year
December 23, 2005 – 3:08 am EST | 4 Comments
Rodney is Metro’s Auckland MP of the Year

“Metro” readers have voted Rodney Hide as the top Auckland MP of the year. Doesn’t Metro sell south of the Bombay Hills? Why only Auckland? Congratulations Rodney, you’ve been a truly inspirational leader in a very tough year for ACT. Have a good break and come back better than ever.

Hugo Chavez, Castro’s Man in Venezuela
December 22, 2005 – 4:38 am EST | 2 Comments
Hugo Chavez, Castro’s Man in Venezuela

Venezuela’s leader, Hugo Chavez is a key player in Fidel Castro’s plans to socialise Latin America. Venezuela is the world’s fifth-largest oil producer, giving Chavez controls of 15% of US oil imports. Like Libya’s Qadaffi (before he was semi tamed), Chavez is using oil wealth to consolidate power at home and export revolution to his […]

Nichlemn’s New Blog
December 21, 2005 – 11:43 pm EST | 4 Comments
Nichlemn’s New Blog

Nichlemn has a new Blog Who Cares. He’s got some great solutions for the world’s problems ie blow up the planet. He’s even more astute when it comes to NZ’s economic problems. How does a $50 dollar an hour minimum wage and 52 weeks a year paid holiday grab you? Some think he is an […]